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6 Long-Term Consequences of Missing Your Dental Check-Up

Regular brushing and flossing and a nutritious diet are essential for good oral health. But an excellent at-home oral hygiene regimen may not be enough to prevent dental issues. Bi-annual dental cleanings and oral health assessments are critical to your oral and overall health. Discover six consequences of skipping your six-month dental check-up, and why … Continued

3 Common Dental Allergies

Dental allergies are immune system responses to materials commonly used in dental procedures. Symptoms include swollen tongue and lips, burning sensations, and gum irritation. Some of these symptoms are common side effects of dental procedures, so it can be difficult to recognize dental allergies. Don’t let dental allergies get in the way of your oral … Continued

How to Fix Discolored Teeth

Age, poor oral hygiene, a diet high in pigmented foods, and lifestyle factors like smoking can cause your teeth to become yellow or gray over time. A discolored smile can affect your self-confidence, making you less likely to smile or speak in work or social situations. At Blue Island Smiles, we offer several effective treatments … Continued

Are Veneers Worth It?

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells attached to the front of your teeth to disguise cosmetic flaws and give you a beautiful, even smile. If you are considering dental veneers to improve the appearance of your smile, there are several crucial questions to ask to determine whether veneers are worth it. What Conditions Can Veneers … Continued

What to Expect in the 24 Hours After a Tooth Extraction

Your dentist may prescribe a tooth extraction to remove impacted wisdom teeth, teeth damaged by decay, trauma, or gum disease, or to create space on your dental arch before undergoing orthodontic treatment. As the anesthesia wears off and your mouth begins to heal you may experience some of the following temporary side effects: Bleeding Discomfort … Continued

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